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to your audience, is i'm wondering when you are going to start blaming president obama like you did president bush for 9/11? >> really? seriously? >> caller: are you going to listen to what i have to say -- >> stephanie: go ahead if you think that is the day for that. >> caller: after 9/11 -- >> stephanie: did anybody on the left blame president bush on the day of or the day after 9/11 -- >> caller: okay so it okay -- >> stephanie: did people blame the president when the information came out about how many warnings they had of 9/11 -- >> caller: okay. it is gorge bush's fault after six months in office that we were attacked. but this guy is office for five years -- >> stephanie: is it wrong to point out that there was a memo that said terrorists determined to strike in the united states -- [overlapping speakers] >> caller: we don't know what hand. >> stephanie: we don't know what happened. >> in the two days after 9/11 i happen to think that president bush did a fine job corralling america together. >> caller: please, i would love to have a chewed up tape o
. on the issue of the obama administration, during the 2008 campaign president obama criticized the bush administration's treatment of detainees. candidate obama promised to close guantanamo and to reject torture without exception or equivocation. he also criticized the previous administration for executive secrecy including repeated invocations of the state secrets privilege to get civil lawsuits thrown out of court, and he promised to lead a new era of openness. the administration has fulfilled some of those promises and conspicuously failed to fulfill others. in some cases because congress has blocked them, but in other cases for reasons of their own. as asa mentioned earlier, the high level of secrecy surrounding the rendition and torture of detainees since september 11 cannot continue to be justified on the basis of national security. the authorized enhappensed techniques -- enhanced techniques have been publicly disclosed, and the cia has approved its former employees' publication of detailed accounts of individual interrogation. ongoing classification of material documenting these
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